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There's a song in the air!
The author of the text, the Josiah Gilbert Holland, M.D. (1819-1881), was a physician, poet and novelist. Little, however, is known of the composer of the tune, Julia T. Draper, except that she seems to have been associated with the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, the "Little Church around the Corner," in New York. In 1894 she married Wall Street investor Isaac Chauncey McKeever (1871-1929), though she seems to have continued to use her maiden name professionally.

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Josiah Gilbert Holland, M.D. (1819-1881)
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